Bottom Line: If pressed to put the top 10 principal contributors to a changing climate in a hierarchical list, ordered from most to least influential, and to give a rationale for that list, there’s not a single, solitary scientist on the face of the earth who could do it.
National Public Radio (NPR) is the home of fake news. We’ve been making, and demonstrating, the truth of this claim for far longer than it’s been cool to talk about it.
I was listening to their morning fake news program, called Morning Edition this morning, in which the anchorette, one Rachel Martin was interviewing someone for Bilt magazine, a German publication.
Martin posed a question that went something like this, “Surveys show that most Trump voters think that humans don’t bring about climate change…” I don’t remember the exact wording, but the meaning is the same. The key premise of the question was: “Trump voters think that humans don’t bring about climate change.”
That is, of course, hogwash.
Everyone knows — likely since about the third grade — that absolutely everything, no exceptions, changes the climate. I drove into work this morning. I changed the climate. I just waggled my little finger. I changed the climate. A supernova just happened a trillion light years away. By virtue of the perturbations it made instantly in the gravitation of the universe, it changed the climate here. A volcano just burped somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. It changed the climate. A gecko burped somewhere on the Galapagos Islands. It changed the climate.
The real misperception “out there” is that of the Left, who insist that human activity is the main driver of change in the climate. This is, of course, neither known, nor more importantly, even knowable at this time.
In other words, if pressed to put the top 10 principal contributors to a changing climate in a hierarchical list, ordered from most to least influential, and to give a rationale for that list, there’s not a single, solitary scientist on the face of the earth who could do it.
There’s not a single, solitary scientist on the planet who could give you any solid rationale even to include humans in that list. There’s not a single, solitary scientist on the planet who could give you a valid rationale to put humans anywhere in the top 100 most ifluential contributors to climate change. That all is true, simple, scientific fact.
In light of this, the assertion from the Trump Administration that “any dollars spent on climate change are wasted” is a gigantic breath of fresh air — that changes the climate — to hear. Truer words were rarely spoken in America.
NPR’s intent was not to put out a “news story.” NPR was trying to make the point, without coming out and saying it, that Trump voters were, and are, stupid.
But, but, but, I hear you say. NPR was just being careless with their language. They really meant that Trump voters largely disagree with the scientific consensus that humans need to stop using so many fossil fuels, and blah, blah, blah.
Maybe. Maybe NPR was simply being careless with their language, they’re certainly lazy and careless with their thinking, and their research, and their reporting. But why is it then, that every time they could be accused of being careless with their language, it ends up being a slipup that supports the leftist viewpoint? Every time. No exceptions. Nope. That’s not carelessness, that’s intent. Also known as Fake News.